Barckley, Henry

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Henry Barckley was born in Guilderland 1812 to Evert and Gertrude Waldron Barckley. His paternal family which was German in origin had settled in Guilderland several generations previously.



As a young man, Henry learned the blacksmith trade.[1] Later he moved to a farm in Knox and there while farming he also opened a general store.[1][2] In addition he was the local postmaster[3] as well as holding various political posts including Town Clerk and Town Supervisor.[1]

Marriage & Children

Henry married Magdalene Livingston (B. 1814, D. Dec 6, 1900), who was the daughter of Aaron Livingston and Nancy Hallenbeck. They had two sons:


He died 17 Mar. 1893 in the town of Knox and is buried in Knox Cemetery[6]


Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Reynolds, Cuyler, Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, NY 1911 page 1605-6,
  2. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Albany and Schenectady Co., NY for 1870-71 by Hamilton Child
  3. United States Official Postal Guide by United States Post Office Department, Published 1851 page 138, Google books
  4. Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
  5. Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
  6. Knox Cemetery Records